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Cell ‘chatter’ discovery could open clinical trial opportunity for fatal childhood brain tumour

Category: Science blog July 2, 2018 1 comment

DIPG is a fatal childhood brain tumour. But our scientists are unpicking its biology in the hope of finding new ways to tackle this hard to treat cancer.

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Combining heartburn drugs and aspirin could help prevent oesophageal cancer in people at high risk

Category: Science blog June 4, 2018 2 comments

Two over-the-counter, widely available drugs could help cut cases of oesophageal cancer in people at higher risk of the disease.

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Learning from a cancer’s past could predict its future

Category: Science blog May 28, 2018 1 comment

By revealing a tumour’s past, our scientists are opening the possibility of predicting its future. This could help make cancer treatment more personal.

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Patient data saves lives. Here’s how we use and protect it

Category: Science blog May 25, 2018 2 comments

Data is vital to the work that we do. Here’s how one of the teams in Cancer Research UK uses it, and how it helps save lives.

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Could Mother Nature’s clinical trial help prevent more cancers?

Category: Science blog May 17, 2018 0 comments

By studying small differences in our DNA, called SNPs, our scientists are showing how these could be used to help prevent cancer in the future.

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Piecing together kidney cancer evolution

Category: Science blog April 12, 2018 0 comments

Our scientists have tracked the evolution of kidney cancers. Find out how this could help patients in the future.

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New calculations confirm lifestyle changes could prevent 4 in 10 cancer cases

Category: Science blog March 23, 2018 28 comments

Our new research shows that more than 135,000 cases of cancer could be prevented in the UK each year largely through lifestyle changes.

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British Science Week 2018: how our pioneers are exploring cancer

Category: Science blog March 9, 2018 1 comment

This British Science Week we’ll be catching up with some of our pioneering scientists that are tackling cancer differently.

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International Women’s Day: Reflections from three women in science

Category: Science blog March 8, 2018 0 comments

To celebrate International Women’s Day, we spoke to three of our female scientists about their careers and what they feel needs to change to better support wo...

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Why a one-off PSA test for prostate cancer is doing men more harm than good

Category: Science blog March 6, 2018 77 comments

Our new research shows that a one-off PSA test doesn’t save lives from prostate cancer.

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